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Review: Medieval Castles

If you’re looking for a book for younger ages, I would recommend Medieval Castles edited by Catherine Bradley and illustrated by Rob Shone. This book is a good intro into the topic of castles for elementary ages and up. It introduces readers to specific terminology of castle architecture such as… Read More »Review: Medieval Castles

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Castle Gatehouses

The gatehouse was one of the most fortified areas of a castle. It was also one of the more vulnerable. For this reason, engineers designed them with extra protection to keep invaders from easily breaching the castle walls. Commonly, gatehouses consisted of a wooden gate reinforced with iron, as well… Read More »Castle Gatehouses

Revision Exercise

Most of the time when I need to revise my writing, I find all kinds of excuses to not do it. It’s a mentally labor intensive process to think about all that needs to be done when you look back on your old work and realize it needs a face… Read More »Revision Exercise

Editing old writing

After a long hiatus of not writing any new stories, I decided to go back and read Ravens Beneath the Ash today. I first wrote this short story over ten years ago. Life has kept me busy with other things the past few years but I thought I’d re-read some… Read More »Editing old writing